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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jun 4, 2007 12:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: A request for some assistance...

Hello Forum Friends:
..about two weeks ago I must have tripped and fallen into a weird space - even darkness itself dares not to enter. I gotta get out of here so I am putting together some blazin' GD that should provide the cure.
I've got '77 Binghampton (St. Stephen > NFA > Wharf Rat > St. Stephen) already.

Can anyone suggest either one or both of the following for me please?:

1.) a wild "All Along the Watchtower" (Weir and Jerry together were so perfect for this tune.) Sometimes it looked like the stage was gonna burst into flames --- one of those versions if possible.

2.) either a unique jamming "Goin' Down the Road" or "Lovelight"(Weir version if possilbe) to close my set

Encore: I'll go back to '77 Binghampton's "Truckin'" for the first encore followed by an "Attics of My Life" that I already have as well.
Please note: I don't know how to do that "shn/flac" tango so I gotta get it from "nugs," here, or anywhere that I can stream it.

With apologies for any harsh posts over the past couple of weeks and, as all-ways, with a Grateful Heart -- AshesRising

This post was modified by AshesRising on 2007-06-04 07:50:58

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jun 4, 2007 6:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A request for some assistance...

The only Watchtower I ever saw them do was during the summer '93 show at Buckeye Lake in Ohio. If memory serves me correctly, it matched the description included in your request. There is some kind of a glitch in the system right now, though, so I'm unable to link to '93 shows. But whenever it starts working again, you might want to dig through that part of the Archive.

I hope you're feeling okay, my brother. Things have been busy here and will only get busier when I start a summer teaching job later today, but I hope to send a less business-like email soon.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 4, 2007 8:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A request for some assistance...

Hey Ashes

I personally think this is THE best Watchtower ever. Positively menacing
( the GDTRFB out of space is nice too )

http://www.archive.org/details/gd88-07-17.schoeps.gardner.9245.sbeok.shnf

the place is having problems so I can't post anymore links. The 3-21-94 lovelight is a pretty good later one

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Poster: JodyC Date: Jun 4, 2007 7:53pm
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Nice suggestion. Downloading what appears to be a beauty show.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jun 4, 2007 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A request for some assistance...

johnnyonthespot:
Thank you for the recommendations. Yeah, the archive's been messed-up all day..I look forward to hearing it ("nugs" doesn't have it)
...somehow I recalled that I saw a wild MSG show with Terrapin > drums > Goin Down the Road > Watchtower also (1987-09-18). [Am deep into Fillmore East right now 1970-02-11, late show, thanks to William Tell}
I apologize for the crap about "Victim" last week.

A rainbow of thanks from Boston to Alaska --- AshesRising

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 4, 2007 9:06am
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Apologize? For what? If you don't like it you don't like it. Nothing wrong with that.

Let me know what you think. I love that 7-17-88 watchtower.

As for GDTRFB - I love them all. I've said it before and I'll say it again. That is one tune that I always like. I don't like the latter day NFA's but I'll take ANY GDTRFB anytime.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jun 4, 2007 11:27am
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Hi Ashes - was gonna say 9/18/87, but it seemed so obvious and you know more about this shit than I.

Glad to hear the music is taking you where you need to be! Onward!

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jun 4, 2007 2:57pm
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high flow: actually, in truth, I definitely do not know more about this than you do; I just love what I love and I want it that way.

It's always great to hear from you --- AshesRising

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jun 4, 2007 8:58am
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GDTRFB: fantastic jerry - cipollina interplay
http://web1.nugs.net/attics/frames.asp?page=781022.asp?artist=1&show=294&cmd=shows

powerful watchtower, you might also consider including this terrapin
http://stash.nugs.net/attics/891018.asp?artist=1&show=305&cmd=shows

watchtower / lovelight
http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-10-22.sbd.gardner.8722.sbeok.shnf
or
http://web1.nugs.net/attics/frames.asp?page=/vault/show.asp&artist=1&show=64&cmd=shows

may you rise again

(~):-)

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jun 4, 2007 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A request for some assistance...

"Down, down, down
Upon the sand, upon the sea
Upon the hills of liquid green
They rise to fall, they rise again
Their dreams tattered sails in the wind"
("Rum Runners" by Robert Hunter)

fireeagle:
I cannot thank you enough for the guidance complete with links....and those shows just so happen to other gems as well ("Ship of Fools," "Stella Blue," "Wheel," "Terrapin," etc.) I wonder how long before they kick me out of this hotel. ...I am glad that with the Good Lord willin' you got up to fly away --- AshesRising


"Dance like gypsies, fall like rain
Rise like ashes from the flame
Dance like gypsies, fall like rain
Rise like ashes from the flame

From the flame
From the flame
Rise from the flame
From the flame
Rise, rise, rise from the flame
Rise from the flame
Rise from the flame
From the flame"

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Kurt Huget

Recordings
Date Album Recorded By
2003 Rio Lindo Moonlight Rodeo

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Jun 4, 2007 10:03am
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Ashes
how about this for sustenance in the rabbit-hole...
http://www.archive.org/details/gd88-06-17.set2.sennheiser.ladner.19286.sbeok.shnf for a watchtower/lovelight sandwich with a black peter filling and a black muddy river to wash it down...
vibing you radiant energy so you may rise phoenix like again.

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Poster: DanInTanzania Date: Jun 4, 2007 3:16am
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Concerning lovelight try 4-15-70. It is listed as Lovelight->NFA->Lovelight. During the reprise Pigpen invites weir to join in. After that it all gets pretty damn crazy with weir doing some serious screaming.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jun 4, 2007 4:39am
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DanInTanzania:
Thank you for taking the time to respond. Your response sparked my memory: our buddie William Tell sent me a collection of all the gems from that era --- I have them all here at the hotel so I am sure the other guests will be grateful for the free all-day, all-night, all-day,..concerts from now through Saturday.

Really, thanks a lot --- AshesRising

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Poster: ganges Date: Jun 4, 2007 7:45am
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Ahses, I'm sorry not be able to come up with suggestions for you, but I hope you are doing well again and that the help of the other friends here will get you to a place of light and peace again, my best wishes for this - Ganges

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jun 4, 2007 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A request for some assistance...

hello Ashes - I think I have a Watchtower for you that might be just the sort of thing you are looking for. It's in the second set of my last ever Grateful Dead concert on Halloween 1990 in London. There's a ferocious urgency about it - Garcia sounds like the Angel Gabriel blowing his horn at the end of the world. But what makes it really special is its context - it's the bridge between a deep dark interstellar Space and a Stella Blue that is just gorgeous - full of regret and reconciliation. Could be just what you need to see your way through that weird space.

Let me know if I can help in any way. It's good to have you here again.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jun 4, 2007 9:18am
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robthewordsmith:
..you certainly know how to create a tapestry that captures one's attention. I hope it's here on the archive (something's messed-up so I cannot get access to shows). (I've got the "Lovelight" from Fillmore East 2/11/70, late show, provided by "William Tell" protecting me from the outside world right now)
Since you like words, here's three that are perfect: DO NOT DISTURB! ....man, I hope I hope that show is on the archive and I can get to it; sounds like I'll reserve 3:00am for that one. Thanks a real lot, --- AshesRising

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jun 4, 2007 9:36am
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hey Ashes - I couldn't get hold of the link to the show earlier for some reason, but here it is now
http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-10-31.sbd.ladner.8070.sbeok.shnf

There are a lot of good things in there. Jerry's voice is cracked and worn but his heart and soul are shining and his guitar flashes lightning.
Enjoy!

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jun 4, 2007 8:51am
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Of course, we rednecks here in the land of baseball, hot dogs, and the Bush family dynasty would surely have been much more awe-struck by an opportunity to see a Grateful Dead concert somewhere in or near The Square Mile-because of its exotic appeal, that is-than y'all probably were over in the UK, but still, a Halloween show in London must have been quite a treat.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jun 4, 2007 9:16am
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Hi Bryan - yes it was indeed a treat, a great atmosphere and a wonderful way to say farewell to the band (though of course I had no idea that night that this was my final show). The only downside was the number of times I had to pick my jaw up off the floor. A band beyond description indeed.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jun 4, 2007 9:21am
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It's a small price to pay, though, ce n'est pas? Picking your jaw up off the floor, that is. My last was in '94 with no idea how prophetic their cover of The Last Time that night was for me. The shows during the twilight of their career get maligned pretty consistently, but my experience, particularly with that last show, was that of hearing an ensemble imbued with a thorough sophistication of musicianship that could only have been attained from decades of sharing life together on and off the stage. There was a poetic subtlety to it that was evidence of their maturity, not only as men, but as artists. The shows did not have the same type of energy as those from earlier years, but they had a unique value that performances from the old days could not achieve. As I've said before, every Grateful Dead concert was a gift, regardless of when it took place.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 4, 2007 7:13am
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Hey Ashes--in and out these days, but only posting to say that I am sure others here can give better advice on these specific requests...of course, if it was an amazing OOne/CE sandwich, or a SS/11, I might have a few suggestions.

Hang in there--so good to have you back here the past month or so...

W Tell

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Poster: cush212 Date: Jun 4, 2007 9:59am
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Here... I found the details at GDLive...I'm pretty sure it's here though...

Grateful Dead
August 23, 1987
Calveras County Fairgrounds - Angels Camp, CA

SBD>MC>DAT>CDR>EAC>shn

Disc 1 ~ Set 1
Box Of Rain
Jack Straw
West LA Fadeaway
Me & My Uncle >
Mexicali Blues
High Time
Walkin' Blues
Iko-Iko*
All Along the Watchtower*

Disc 2 ~ Set 2
Scarlet Begonias >
Fire on the Mountain
Playin' in the Band >
Drums >
Space >

Disc 3
I Need a Miracle >
Dear Mr. Fantasy >
Playin' Reprise >
Morning Dew >
ENCORE
Not Fade Away >
Brokedown Palace

*With Carlos Santana

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Poster: mcglone Date: Jun 4, 2007 11:02am
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ashes,

back at the admiral. very, very happy. you might even say i'm reveling in bliss.

our BryanE turned the forum on to this show...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-06-25.sbd.cotsman.7048.sbefail.shnf

do check out nfa>gdtrfb.

till the wee hours...

ian



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Poster: BryanE Date: Jun 4, 2007 3:47pm
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what a weird day that was

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Poster: cush212 Date: Jun 4, 2007 9:52am
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Hi Ashes... looks like everything is down so I can't find the exact date but... Try the Watchtower (w/ Carlos Santana) from the Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Angels Camp, CA. Was 1987 or 88, in August or maybe early September... The whole show was a doozy!!!